- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Radio host Rush Limbaugh told his audience on Tuesday that violent “art” depicting the murder of President Trump is part of a scorched-earth plan to destroy the administration.

The eponymous host of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” said recent beheading art by comedian Kathy Griffin, the assassination of a Trump-like Julius Caesar in a New York Shakespeare in the Park production, and hyper-partisan rhetoric are all part of a strategy designed by the Democratic Party and its allies to cripple Mr. Trump.

The conservative said double-standards on decency are found by studying reactions to the election “bullseye” map used by Sarah Palin in 2011, which some pundits linked to the shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords, Arizona Democrat.

“We know that the left enjoys watching a Donald Trump character stabbed to death on stage. We know that the left enjoys Donald Trump cut to pieces by a thousand illegal leaks. We know that some on the left actually appreciated the art of Kathy Griffin’s decapitation of Trump and that photo-op,” Mr. Limbaughsaid. “We know that left, for the most part, will actively and loudly and proudly support the political assassination of Donald Trump. And as far as that goes, nothing is out of bounds.”

“Sarah Palin had nothing to do with Gabby Giffords being shot. And yet, when it happened, that’s the only person the left blamed. Here Donald Trump is assassinated every night in Central Park on the stage, and the left applauds this and says it’s art and wants more of it.”

The host’s commentary came in the wake of Delta Air Lines and Bank of America parting ways with New York’s nonprofit Public Theater over its Trump-inspired version of “Julius Caesar.”

“It’s good to see just how ugly the left is when their masks of acceptability and sophistication are removed,” he said. “The Democrat Party is attempting to erase boundaries between countries, and they are attempting to erase the boundaries of civility. The modern day left and Democrat Party is attempting to butcher the entire notion of decency, proprietary behavior, and civility.”

Mr. Limbaugh’s analysis came one day after Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York Democrat, took to the House floor and claimed “every” racist in America voted for Mr. Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“That’s not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist,” he said. “We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump. That’s a problem.”

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